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Ron Nicastro is an ISSA Fitness Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist. He began his fitness career as a personal trainer and advanced to the Head Trainer position at Coastal Carolina University. While achieving a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise and Sports Science he also worked with the university’s recreation center overseeing staff for multiple departments.
The opportunity to train hundreds of clients over the past 5 years has allowed him to work with a great variety of special conditions and successfully lead many fitness departments. Ron has recently assisted in building a 20,000 sq. ft health and fitness club where he helped create and implement policies and procedures for all departments, positions and employees.
He is always eager to learn more so he can serve as an available expert to fitness professionals, trainers, teachers and students around the world.
Mental preparation can enhance performance and help clients achieve better physical results. Up your game with these tips to harness the power of your brain, here on the blog.
Slow lifts or fast lifts—which one is the best for your client’s goals? Check out our latest blog to learn more about lifting tempo for strength and hypertrophy goals.
To create a program that meets your clients' needs, you need a solid knowledge of muscle tissue—all the way down to the fibers that create each muscle spindle. Learn more about targeting specific muscle fibers in our latest article on the blog.
The best trainers can educate their clients when helping them achieve their goals. Sometimes high intensity clients resist aerobic training. So, how do you explain the different adaptations of aerobic training? Help clients understand these benefits so they are more motivated to fit in essential, aerobic workouts.
Are you using time under tension the right way? Don't overlook this important factor when building client workouts! For example, to increase size do you know research shows slower reps with less weight work better? Check out the full article here.
Everyone wants to get rid of fat but there are many varied opinions about how best to achieve that goal. Many fitness professionals are touting the benefits of coffee for losing unwanted fat, but they’re not telling the whole story. Let's dig into the concept of fat loss via caffeine consumption or coffee and it impacts on fat metabolism.
The benefits of strength training are abundantly obvious to trainers and fitness professionals. We know that the right program, designed for each individual, can have a tremendously positive impact on each and every training client. And yet, our clients tend to resist resistance training. Help your clients lose their fear of weights, lifting, and resistance, and help them make strength training a regular part of their fitness routine.
Gluten is a big nutritional buzzword these days, but do your clients really understand what it means to have to give it up? A lot of people are skimping on gluten and grains for health reasons, but for someone with celiac disease, eating gluten can actually cause serious illness. Learn more about this disease, how it’s related to gluten, and how you can help a newly-diagnosed celiac client maintain good fitness and nutrition.
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